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Comorbidity of chronic pain and mental health disorders: Breaking the cycle

This interdisciplinary theme will be of interest to both researchers and clinicians, as it encompasses medical and non-medical healthcare professionals and touches on various fields. Chronic pain and mental health disorders (such as major depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder) are interconnected public health issues with growing prevalence, often coexisting and worsening each other’s impact.
The biopsychosocial approach has transformed the management of chronic pain, emphasizing the need to consider biological, psychological, and social factors. The congress will explore the interplay between chronic pain and mental health disorders, including common risk factors, shared neurobiological mechanisms, and the potential for precision medicine using biomarkers as key aspects while also underlining the importance of reducing stigma, addressing substance-use disorder, and recognizing the unique needs of vulnerable populations, children, and the elderly.
Additionally, #EFIC2025 will examine the intersection of cancer-related pain and mental health and provide an opportunity for collaborative workshops with psychology and psychiatry organizations. 

Important #EFIC2025 Deadlines

Workshop Submission Opening: 1 February 2024
Workshop Submission Closing: 13 April 2024, 23.59 CET
Abstract Submission Opening: May 2024
Abstract Submission Closing: September 2024

What #EFIC2023 attendees thought about the congress:


Were satisfied with the overall scientific programme


Found the congress very useful for their professional activity


Agreed that the congress improved their understanding of pain science


Would recommend attending #EFIC2025 to their colleagues

Who should attend #EFIC2025?


Discuss recent clinical findings with renowned experts in their field and refresh your basic pain practice knowledge


EFIC is the largest cutting-edge European pain research congress


EFIC promotes interprofessionalism and all healthcare professionals will benefit and find content to their need


Present your research, find inspiration and build your network

Why attend #EFIC2025?

Find out about current and future developments in pain science
Network with 3,500 healthcare professionals from all over the world
Share cutting-edge research and learn from distinguished experts in the field
Renew your clinical management skills through refresher sessions
Prepare for the European Diplomas in Pain Medicine, Pain Nursing and Pain Physiotherapy
Be part of the largest international congress on pain in 2025

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